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We don't need to tell you that social media is where a lot of the action is these days. KickApps (news, site), a social media publishing solution making its way around the Web, recently announced that they exceeded their goals and expectations for *all* business metrics during the first half of 2009.

Specifically, KickApps more than doubled their recurring revenues from their hosted services as compared to 2008. Additionally, the company added over 25,000 new clients during the first half of 2009, nearly 40% of which are reportedly non-U.S. based organizations.

“The demand for our products and services has never been stronger and we’ve seen an accelerated adoption from businesses of all sizes that are looking to KickApps to achieve deeper levels of engagement with, and insight into, their audience, customers and partners,” said Alex Blum, CEO, KickApps. “In a very short period of time, we’ve evolved this industry from where social media was a mere bolt-on to an existing web site experience to it being baseline functionality and one of the most effective and efficient ways in which to grow audience, and develop new revenue streams and online marketing channels.

As for the second half of the year, KickApps plans to continue to expand its solutions for web publishers, media and entertainment companies, Fortune 500 brands and small businesses. With numbers like the ones they've been keeping, we're going to guess that they'll see even more success in the next five months. Keep watch with us here.